Author Archives: J.D. H.

Fuji X100 review

This review of the X100 comes at an odd time, years after its initial release and in the face of many new competitors. Today you can pick up an Olympus E-PL5 and 17mm F1.8 lens for a price that is in the same ballpark as an X100.  That makes for some pretty tough competition. This review would read a lot differently if this were 2011, but time marches on and this is my view as of Dec 2013! 🙂 This

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro display blanks when on battery?! [SOLVED]

Q. When I unplug my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro from the wall the screen goes blank. When I plug it back in the screen comes on. Unplug it and it goes off again?! How do I fix this! -Terri A. Hi Terri, your display brightness may be set to zero for ‘battery’ mode. Please try pressing your brightness+ key (it looks like a little sun with a plus sign and it is shared with the F6 function key) and see

How to enable Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga backlit keyboard? [SOLVED!]

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is available with a backlit keyboard, here are photos of mine: However, Lenovo makes the “on” button for the keyboard backlight a little hard to find… you have to press the Fn key + the Spacebar key to turn enable/disable the backlight. 🙂 Overall, a very nice machine with a rather cool keyboard! PS here are some other Lenovo laptops that use the same keyboard shortcut!!!

atikmpag.sys BSOD ATI/AMD Video Card (ATI M6000 on Dell M6700)

atikmpag.sys BSOD Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 116 BCP1: FFFFFA80129C14E0 BCP2: FFFFF8800980ACE0 BCP3: 0000000000000000 BCP4: 000000000000000D OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 256_1 Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\120213-9266-01.dmp C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-15194-0.sysdata.xml Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga max external resolution

I am getting ready to test the max external display resolution for my ThinkPad Yoga and my wife’s Yoga 2 Pro (the new version of the Yoga 13). I will test the OneLink dock as well. 🙂 Reports indicate that 2560×1600 and 2560×1440 are possible. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Lenovo-Yoga-13-max-resolution-for-external-monitor/td-p/1248815 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Android-based-Tablets/External-Monitor-at-2560-x-1440/td-p/1063879 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Yoga-Insufficient-external-display-resolution-over-the/td-p/1334903  

Block eBay buyers in countries you don’t ship to, or with 0 feedback

eBay recently streamlined their selling process but they sacrificed  some important features. Specifically, listing items is accomplished with a simpler interface than before and the buyer requirements seems to be missing in action on the new listing form. This is a real bummer as a listing can be ruined when a bum buyer beats out legitimate users 🙁 Thankfully, you can regain your eBay buyer requirements by adjusting your eBay preferences. This means you can set some important requirements like: Block buyers

Sample Synology DiskStation 1813+ System Information

Example of Synology DiskStation system information output, with a five disk array: General Serial number XXXXXON001918 Model name DS1813+ Total physical memory 4096 MB DSM version DSM 4.3-3810 System time 2013-11-16 12:25:55 Operating time 0 hour(s) 39 minute(s) 35 second(s) Thermal status Normal (32 °C / 90 °F) Network Server name DiskStation DNS 192.168.1.1 Default gateway 192.168.1.1 Workgroup WORKGROUP LAN 1 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-9F IP address 192.168.1.22 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 IPv6 address fe80::211:32ff:fe1d:699f/64 Scope:link LAN 2 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-A0 IP